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Wed, June 26

Kingman man indicted for numerous break-ins

A Kingman man was indicted Thursday on 33 felony charges including burglary and illegal videotaping after allegedly breaking into homes and businesses and videotaping children.

David Owens was indicted by the Mohave County grand jury on 10 counts of second-degree burglary, two counts of third-degree burglary, two counts of first-degree trafficking in stolen property, six counts of theft, one count of molestation of a child and 12 counts of unlawful videotaping.

Eleven of the illegal videotaping counts involved seven different juvenile girls; one count involved an adult female.

Some of the girls were allegedly videotaped on several occasions.

Owens allegedly molested one of the girls that he allegedly videotaped.

Police contend that t he illegal videotaping occurred between June 1 and Nov.

5 at Kingman residences.

The thefts, which allegedly occurred between July 31 and Nov.

5, amounted to property valued to more than $40,000.

Owens allegedly attempted to sell jewelry to a Kingman pawnshop Oct.

9 and Oct.

16, records show.

Acting on a tip, Kingman police detectives began investigating burglaries where jewelry was stolen in Boulder City, Nev., and sold to a Kingman pawnshop.

The Boulder City burglaries were similar to burglaries committed in Kingman.

When KPD detectives identified Owens as the suspect selling the jewelry, detectives searched Owens' home in the 2700 block of Walapai Avenue.

Owens, 37, had been living in Kingman since around August.

Allegedly stolen were several pieces of jewelry, including diamond earrings, necklaces and wedding rings, records show.

Also allegedly discovered during the search were videotapes of young children sleeping.

Owens allegedly opened windows to homes and videotaped some of the children through the window.

Owens is being held in Mohave County Jail on $140,000 bond.

He is expected to be arraigned in Mohave County Superior Court Nov.

26.

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